Diamond Beat: Mariners win series vs. Angels
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The Hillsboro Hops are scheduled to begin their season on with a six-game homestand at Ron Tonkin Field against Everett beginning at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4.
The Hops are one of six Northwest League teams promoted to the new High-A level and are slated for a 132-game season.
As of this report, the Hops were expecting to welcome 25% capacity to Ron Tonkin Field.
For tickets/info: http://www.HillsboroHops.com. All Hops games can be heard on Rip City Radio, AM 620.
The Vancouver Canadians, because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions inhibiting crossing the U.S.-Canada border, will be playing home games at Ron Tonkin Field.
SUNDAY, MAY 2
Mariners 2, Angels 0 — Justus Sheffield (six innings, two hits) and four relievers combined to allow five Los Angeles hits, including one for extra bases (David Fletcher double) at T-Mobile Park. Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon combined to go 1-for-9.
Dylan Moore had an RBI single and Mitch Haniger a sacrifice fly.
Seattle (16-13) plays host to Baltimore for three games.
Beavers 5, Bruins 3 — Oregon State completed their extended Los Angeles-area road trip. Greg Fuchs had three hits, including a solo homer that put OSU up 4-2. Troy Claunch added an RBI single for an insurance run. JT Schwartz and Kyle Karros homered for the Bruins.
Oregon State (29-14, 11-7 Pac-12) host USC next, Friday-Sunday.
Cougars 11, Ducks 6 — Washington State won the home series against Oregon (27-11, 11-7 Pac-12). Tristan Peterson and Collin Montez hit two-run homers for the Cougars, who built a 9-2 lead.
The Ducks' Monday game with Gonzaga has been canceled. They play host to Washington, Friday-Sunday.
Cardinal 2, Beavers 0 — Alana Vawter threw a two-hitter, winning the duel with Marian Mazon (six innings, four hits).
The Beavers (16-23, 3-15 Pac-12) play host to ASU for four games, Friday-Sunday.
Sun Devils 9, Ducks 6 — Oregon (31-13, 9-9 Pac-12) lost the series finale with Arizona State, which won three of four in the series at Tempe, Arizona. Ariel Carlson and Terra McGowan hit early two-run homers for UO, but Arizona State rallied behind three homers.
Oregon plays host to Arizona for four games, Friday-Sunday.
SATURDAY, MAY 1
Angels 10, Mariners 5 — Los Angeles scored 10 runs in the first four innings. Mike Trout hit a two-run homer and Jared Walsh added a solo shot in the first inning. Anthony Rendon hit a two-run double and Walsh a two-run homer in a five-run second inning.
Walsh finished with four hits and three RBIs and Rendon three hits and four RBIs. Mitch Haniger hit a two-run homer for Seattle.
Wildcats 6, Vikings 3 — Portland State lost at Ogden, Utah, but Emily Johansen homered. The Viks finished the regular season 11-24 overall and 8-10 in the Big Sky, and now prepare for the league tournament May 13-15 at Ogden.
Sun Devils win 10-4 and 4-1 — Oregon dropped both games of a doubleheader at Tempe, Arizona. Hanna Delgado homered for UO in the first game. Yannira Acuna homered for ASU in both games.
Cardinal win 4-3 (11 innings), Beavers win 6-3 — Oregon State split a doubleheader on the road. Taylor Gindlesperger's RBI single won it for Stanford in the first game; Bailey McLaughlin homered for OSU. Chance Burden had two hits and three RBIs for the Beavers in their second-game win.
Bruins 2, Beavers 0 — At Los Angeles, starter Sean Mullen and four relievers combined to give up five hits, and the Bruins scored on a wild pitch and added a second run on Kyle Cuellar's eighth-inning RBI single. Cooper Hjerpe struck out nine and gave up three hits in 6 2/3 innings for OSU.
Cougars 11, Ducks 1 — At Pullman, Washington, Kyle Manzardo doubled, tripled and homered and drove in five runs for the Cougars. Kodie Kolden, Tristan Peterson and Jake Meyer also homered for WSU.
FRIDAY, APRIL 30
Mariners 7, Angels 4 — Seattle beat L.A. in the opener of a three-game series at T-Mobile Park. Mitch Haniger, Tom Murphy and Dylan Moore hit solo homers. Relievers pitched five innings, giving up two hits and one run (in the ninth inning). Shohei Ohtani homered for the Angels.
Vikings win 6-0, Wildcats win 4-2 — Portland State split a doubleheader against Weber State at Ogden, Utah. Olivia Grey threw a one-hitter and Marissa Bruno homered, tripled and singled twice in the opener. Lauren Hoe homered for Weber State in the second game. Bruno had three more hits, giving her seven in eight at-bats in the doubleheader.
Ducks 6, Sun Devils 5, nine innings — Oregon won the first of four games at Tempe, Arizona, scoring on an error in the top of the ninth inning. Allee Bunker and Shaye Bowden homered. Bunker had three hits and four RBIs. Arizona State hit three homers.
Cardinal 1, Beavers 0 — Alana Vawter scattered seven hits for Stanford, and Kaitlyn Lim's RBI single plated the only run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Ducks 13, Cougars 0 — Oregon routed Washington State at Pullman, Washington. The Ducks had 16 hits, including homers by Kenyon Yovan (three-run shot) and Aaron Zavala. Yovan had three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored.
Bruins 6, Beavers 5, 10 innings — UCLA scored on a balk by OSU's Jack Washburn in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Bruins had rallied to tie the game at 9-9 with four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning; Jack Filby hit a three-run double.
THURSDAY, APRIL 29
Mariners 1, Astros 0 — Yusei Kikuchi pitched 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, allowed only one hit in seven innings and Taylor Trammell took care of the rest for Seattle. He hit a home run that bounced off right-fielder Chas McCormick's glove and into the stands for the game's only run, and made a sliding catch to end the game.
The Mariners had four hits and Houston two. Starter Luis Garcia pitched well for Houston, only allowing Trammell's 359-foot home run in the third inning.
Seattle plays host to the Los Angeles Angels, starting Friday, and then Baltimore at T-Mobile Park.
In other news, starting pitcher Marco Gonzales (forearm) has been put on the injured list.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
Astros 7, Mariners 5 — Seattle blew a 5-2 lead, built off Luis Torrens' two-run double and solo homer, J.P. Crawford's RBI double and Kyle Lewis' solo homer. The Astros scored their next five runs on: an infield single and (in the eighth inning) a fielder's choice grounder, a single, a bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly. Houston goes for the four-game sweep Thursday.
Ducks 13, Spartans 1 — Oregon thumped San Jose State in the nonleague home game, and now prepares to play a Pac-12 series at Washington State. The Ducks had 18 hits, including three each by Tanner Smith, Aaron Zavala and Gavin Grant; Zavala and Grant had three RBIs each.
Beavers 8, Lions 5 — Oregon State warmed up for its Pac-12 series at UCLA with a second nonleague win at Loyola Marymount. Joe Casey had two doubles and two RBIs. Wade Meckler also had two doubles. The Beavers scored seven seventh-inning runs.
TUESDAY, APRIL 27
Astros 2, Mariners 0 — Seattle managed only two hits — a double and single by Kyle Seager — against Houston starter Cristian Javier (seven innings, two hits) and relievers. The Astros scored in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Yordan Alvarez and infield single by Kyle Tucker, both off Seattle starter Marco Gonzales.
Ducks 11, Spartans 7 — In the first of nonleague games with San Jose State in Eugene, Oregon got a two-run homer from Sam Olsson and three hits and four RBIs by Anthony Hall.
Beavers 8, Lions 2 — Playing two nonleague games at Loyola Marymount while in southern California, Oregon State won the first game. Ryan Ober had three hits. Matthew Gretler's RBI single finished a four-run first inning. The Beavers scored three runs on bases-loaded walks. OSU pitchers struck out 15.
MONDAY, APRIL 26
Astros 5, Mariners 2 — In the first of four games in Houston, the home team beat Seattle. Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel each had three hits, with Alvarez and Gurriel notching first-inning RBI hits off Seattle starter Justus Sheffield. Altuve had a two-run single in the fourth inning.
Jose Urquidy got the win, scattering five hits in six innings. Kyle Lewis and Kyle Seager each homered for the Mariners.
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